DPR Deems Lead Royalties Too Small Compared to Environmental Impact

2 September 2022 12:38 WIB

TEMPO.CO, PANGKALPINANG - Commission VII of the House of Representatives (DPR) has urged the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) to revise the government regulation (PP) No.26/2022 that oversees tariff and non-tax state revenue. They specifically highlighted the unchanged 3 percent royalty tariff for lead products. 

Commission VII legislator Bambang Patijaya on Thursday insisted that the tariff that has yet to be changed in the new Government Regulation does not accommodate the input from regional governments that have suggested an increase in royalty tariff. 

"Actually, we have been discussing this royalty issue for a long time. So far, the aspirations of the Bangka Belitung regional government have been discussed several times in Commission VII. The director general at that time promised that it would be evaluated," said Bambang to Tempo, Thursday night, September 1.

Bambang said it was time for the tin royalty rate to be raised above 3 percent or set a progressive rate in which royalties are paid according to the global value of the lead. 

He insisted that the small tariff that is currently imposed cannot support regional development and fails to compensate for the environmental damages that are caused by lead mining activities. 

“Not in accordance with the impact of environmental damage caused by lead mining," Bambang asserted.

SERVIO MARANDA (BANGKA BELITUNG)

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